How to Export LastPass Passwords
Want to export the passwords stored in your LastPass account? Maybe you’re deciding to migrate to a new password manager, or you just want a hardcopy of your credentials for another reason. Exporting all your saved passwords from LastPass is pretty easy.
LastPass is quite popular, but they recently changed how their free plan works, limiting it to one device type, i.e. either computers or mobile devices changing how you access your saved passwords across different devices. This contrasts to something like iCloud Keychain, which is included as part of iCloud (even the free tier), which is usable on all of your compatible Apple devices.
How to Export LastPass Passwords
You’ll need access to a computer to export your passwords since this particular option isn’t available in the iOS/iPadOS version of the app. Once you’re ready, just follow the steps below:
- Open any desktop-class web browser and go to lastpass.com. At the top-right corner of the page, you’ll find the option to “Log In”. Click on it.
- Now, type in your email address, enter your master password, and click on “Log In”.
- This will take you to the LastPass main menu where you’re able to see all your saved passwords. On this page, at the bottom-left corner, you’ll find additional options. Click on “Advanced Options” to continue.
- A new pane will show up. Here, choose the “Export” option located under the Manage Your Vault section as shown below.
- Now, you’ll be asked to enter your LastPass account details again for verification. Click on “Submit” to proceed.
- Depending on the browser you use, you may get a prompt to download a CSV file. If not, you’ll be taken to a similar page consisting of comma-separated values. Now, open “Notepad” if you’re on PC or “TextEdit” if you’re on Mac and copy/paste the contents of this page to a blank document. When you’re done, click on “File” from the menu bar.
- Next, choose “Save As” from the dropdown menu.
- You’ll need to change the file format to .csv from its default setting and then click on “Save” to save it as a CSV file.
You’ve successfully exported all your passwords from LastPass, and saved them to your computer.
Now, you may be wondering what you can do with this file that you just created. Well, similar to how LastPass has the import and export option, almost all other password managers have this particular option too. So, regardless of what password manager you’re planning to use, you can log in to its respective website and use the import option to upload this particular CSV file.
Thanks to this feature, switching between different password managers is not a hassle at all. Having said that, if you’re planning to use the built-in iCloud Keychain tool on your Apple devices, we’d like to inform you that you won’t have the option to import CSV files. However, what you can do is import this CSV file to Firefox or Chrome on your Mac, and then move these passwords to Safari (and therefore to iCloud Keychain).
Hopefully, you were able to retrieve all your saved LastPass passwords. Are you going to change password manager services? Which password manager do you use, if any? Share your experiences, thoughts, and opinions in the comments.